General Intercessions

 

Twelfth Sunday of Ordered Time

 

June 23, 2024

 

Presider: The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. Save your people, Lord, and bless your heritage, and govern them forever.

 

Deacon/ Lector/ Cantor: Please respond: “Lord, hear our prayer.”

 

1.That the heritage of the ministry, the passion, the death, and resurrection of the Lord, Jesus, be the model for the ministries of Pope Francis, Bishop ____, all laity, clergy and religious, we pray

 

2. That the faith practiced by our Communities raise up the marginalized and lead them to know God’s ways. May human expectations give way to faith in the love of the Creator, we pray

 

3. That persons in world governments learn to cherish integrity and honest engagement with others for the common good, we pray

 

4. That persons suffering from war and violence become advocates for peace, trusting in God for guidance and strength, we pray

 

5. That the faithful visit the alienated, the isolated, and those confined to home, hospital or nursing home, bringing them comfort in their loneliness and struggles, we pray

 

6. That media take on the responsibility of checking political campaigns for truth and present news in a non-partisan manner, we pray

 

7. That fortified by the Spirit we offer on the altar of sacrifice our joys, our concerns, our suffering, and our positive and negative relationships, we pray

 

Presider: Father, we have faith that you sent Jesus to be our salvation from the evil of this world. We have faith that Jesus is our salvation in the good things we enjoy. Help us realize Jesus is in our boats especially in the storms threatening our lives. we ask through Christ our Lord.

 

Response: Amen.